Navy Seals Punished for Helping with Videogame
Seven members of a top US Navy Seal team have received reprimands for disclosing classified information…all in the name of videogames. EA employed the Navy Seals as correspondents for their newest offering in the real-world shooter genre, “Medal of Honor: Warfighter”. The soldiers were also punished for “misusing command gear”.
The Navy is taking the breech of information very seriously and the reprimand reportedly included a punitive letter and being docked to half-salary for two months. Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli said of the reprimand, “We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as sailors in the United States Navy,”
EA claims the soldier’s involvement allowed the MoH team to make a more accurate game. Of course, Seal Team Six is most well known for the infamous raid that killed Osama Bin Laden and while one of the soldiers included in the reprimand was indeed present during that raid, nothing related to the raid is included in the game.
Question: Do you think these soldiers deserved to be reprimanded for helping out with a videogame?